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“A very basic, no frills lodge which seems deserted”

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Red Elephant Safari Lodge
Ranked #7 of 16 Speciality Lodging in Voi
Nairobi, Kenya
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30 reviews
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“A very basic, no frills lodge which seems deserted”
Reviewed 26 April 2011

We stayed at the red elephant for a one night stopover enroute to malindi. The lodge is just before the voi gate and neighbours the more popular Voi wildlife lodge.
To our surprise we were the only guests in the entire lodge. It seemed like a place that does not have many visitors.
Becasue we were the only guests food was quite scarce and was a very limited choice. The rooms were quite big and bathroom was basic but clean.
For what we paid it was not bad value for money. It certainly looks like a lodge with some potential if they market it better.
Ideal for a one night stopover.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 June 2010

Stayed here for one night whilst on a Safari trip to Tsavo East. Basic but really comfortable, authentic lodges .
Our 'Bush house' overlooked a small watering hole-unfortunately we didn't see any elephants there on our stay, but I have seen from the photographs that they do make impromptu appearances, so you may catch them there if your lucky!
The splash style pool was a great place to catch some sun, and take a well needed dip.
Great staff - the bar staff and Lodge Manager were very helpful and friendly. The security man, Micheal was a particular help when a rather large lizard appeared in our room! He came to our rescue and removed the offending chap for us.
There was some interesting evening entertainment - a group of tribes people singing and dancing for us - the Taita tribe I think they were called. It was very interactive, and we got roped into a dance and sing song!
We booked a package trip from a local tour operator in Diani Beach where we stayed for the majority of our holiday, and for the price we paid, would conclude this a great budget lodge from where to base a trip to Tsavo East.

  • Stayed November 2008, travelled with friends
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africanadventures, General Manager at Red Elephant Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 6 October 2010
Thank you for your review about our lodge, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We do hope that would would visit us again and this time see the Elephants visit at the water hole. Best regards
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Additional Information about Red Elephant Safari Lodge

Property: Red Elephant Safari Lodge
Address: P.O. Box 290, Tsavo-East-National-Park-Road | 80300 Voi, Kenya, Voi, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Coast Province > Voi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 16 Speciality Lodging in Voi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The construction of Red Elephant Safari Lodge was done in the style of Eco Tourism. We try to avoid artificial and super luxurious facilities and equipment. Majority of our guests come from modern places all over the world to discover real Safari Life and prefer good comfort, security and hospitality. This is where we see our goals. We offer 5 Safari-Double-Rooms, 7 Safari-Twins, 2 Safari-Triples and one Mini Suite within our main building wings. Further more we provide 4 Bush Houses, bordering the National Park. We are organizing and operating Safaris throughout Kenya and Tanzania for over 23 years. If you are looking for worthy tours, relieable services and professional staff, please get in touch with us. And if you have special wishes, please note that we are always able and ready to create your "tailormade" Safari at reasonble rates. Also for tours starting from and ending at Red Elephant Safari Lodge we are the right people to plan with. Hope to meet you soon at Safari in Red Elephant Safari Lodge! ... more   less 
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